I became a beekeeper last year after hiving a swarm, I have read this forum since then and also checked out every book in local library to educate myself on bees. However there is no replacement for experience, that being said I was too eager to check my hive in late February and apparently dispatched my queen in some method; not sure if she flew off, or I rolled her. There has been no brood since then. In reading many forums and learning that queen reintroduction is not a safe method due to queen-less hives killing introduced new queens especially with a laying worker. I decided to start two more hives and use them to offset this problem, i.e. (having additional brood frames to introduce). I still do not see any brood, no signs of a laying worker, (almost 6 weeks) is this common should I try introducing a queen or be patient wait for a frame of brood to introduce to the hive, or shake them out to one of my new colonies? They are very lethargic and lazy, I understand this to be from lack of brood to tend too. Still enough bees to fill a super 8 frame.